Author: Mike Brown (Page 2 of 9)

Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson is Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

Is ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ World Building?

A few thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story: Surprises, Hanging Plot Lines, and Why I Love Han Solo Spoiler-Free Review I loved the Solo: A Star Wars Story, but it wasn’t well directed. I felt like the script was a work of art, hitting a lot of great classic Star Wars notes, silly, serious, […]


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Six Four Book Review

‘Six Four’ Book Review

Six Four is more of an interesting look into Japanese culture than a gripping thriller. Reading a well-conceived mystery that takes place in another culture can make a great book into a sensation. When I started reading Six Four, by Hideo Yokoyoma, I was reminded of some of those great books, Gorky Park set in the Soviet […]


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Saoirse Ronan and Beanie Feldstein in Lady Bird

5 Best Female Coming-of-Age Movies (According to a Man)

After seeing Lady Bird, Mike Brown (a man) weighs in on the best female coming-of-age movies. I recently saw Lady Bird, which was smart, funny, well acted and directed perfectly. Lady Bird is a small movie, but it’s also a powerful coming-of-age story. And it got me thinking about other coming-of-age movies that I loved when I […]


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General Leia looks out at the battle in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

In Defense of ‘The Last Jedi’ Issues

I loved Star Wars: The Last Jedi. One of the things I liked best about it was that it was extremely difficult to predict where the movie was going. After Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it seemed like there were roads that The Last Jedi could take: Luke as Yoda training Rey; the revelation of Rey’s […]


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Dark cave on Dark the Netflix seriers

Dark Series on Netflix Makes Twin Peaks Seem Logical

Dark is a Netflix show imported from Germany about time travel. It’s like Stranger Things in that it is a mash-up of several different genres, science fiction, serial killer and bleak German philosophy. It’s not like Stranger Things in that it is no fun and none of the characters are interesting. It’s not even as fun as […]


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